Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Studies, Care and Education - Evening Part-Time

The programme involves both taught modules and placement opportunities over one academic year and is ideally suited to graduates for Level 7 degrees in Early Childhood Social Care or related areas and gradutaes of Level 8 degrees in Social Care.

This is a 1 year part time programme - supported by Waterford Chamber Skillnet, to assist Childcare providers in the South East in the upskilling of their staff.


Semester 1

  • Placement and Portfolio
  • Personal and Professional Development (PDP)
  • Child Development
  • Play and Learning
  • Social Research Methods

Semester 2

  • Practice Placement and Portfolio
  • Managing Early Years Context
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Independent Study
  • Early Years Currciulum, Quality and Practice

Course will run in two semesters - official start and finish dates are currently pending.
Please use as reference only.

Semester 1 - September - Dec 2018
Semester 2 - Jan - May 2019

Course Information
Venue Trainer Spaces Length
WIT WIT Available 12 weeks per semester - 6pm - 10:00pm
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Course Timetable
Date Times
Sep 18, 2018 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sep 20, 2018 6:00pm to 10:00pm

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